Photo courtesy of Dolora Batchelor
Join us as we look for spring migrants and resident birds. The grounds of Atlanta History Center are an interesting mix of natural and created landscapes. There are nine designated gardens collectively named Goizueta Gardens. Two of the individual areas, the Swan House Gardens and the Smith Farm Gardens, are designed to complement the historic interpretation of the buildings they surround. The Swan House is a 1920s Italianate mansion; as such, the landscape around it consists predominately of formal elements such as a walled boxwood garden and a cascading fountain. The Smith Farm, on the other hand, is a working slaveholding farm of the Atlanta area in the 1860s. Accordingly, the surrounding landscape consists of a small flower yard, vegetable gardens, and an area for field crops. It is a particularly good place to see Eastern Bluebirds.
This birding trip is recommended for beginner birders and families with children over 10. Please note that no dogs or strollers are allowed. The walk will cover two-to-three miles of mild hiking terrain, including dirt paths and grass. Hiking shoes, insect repellant, sunscreen and water are recommended; bring binoculars.
Leader: Rob McDonough
Cell contact morning of the walk: 404.754.8159
This event is hosted by Atlanta History Center in partnership with Georgia Audubon.